The sound of an organ pushes through the silence. Elvis starts singing. Precious Lord, take my hand. Lead me on, let me stand. I hear something in the background. It fills the empty notes. I try to explain it away as a bad download, but I listen closer, just to be sure. There’s something under … Continue reading 99 Words #25 – Take My Hand
For better or worse, I’ve always been a product of my environment. I absorb the attitude and energy of what is around me, and that is what I present to the world. It’s not intentional. In fact, until recently I didn’t give it much thought. The problem is that I’m beginning to believe this is … Continue reading 99 Words #17 – The Colour of My Mind (aka W is for When)
I’m sitting in the corner of the kitchen, snuggled up with Harley as he sleeps. The constant rhythm of his chest expanding and contracting is comforting. He is warm and familiar. With me as always is my pink blanket. I don’t go anywhere without it. Well, since my white one was taken from me anyway. … Continue reading My Favourite
Behind the main house there’s an old wooden bench. It’s just past a row of tall Spruce trees and faces out over the fields and rolling hills that mark the edge of our property on the south east side. My wife is sitting in her usual spot. I join her, in much the same way … Continue reading Scatter My Ashes Over Fields of Gold
I sit in the creaking nylon-web lawn chair and wrap both hands around my coffee mug. Arlo comes up beside and lays down on his blanket. I watch the ripples on the water flicker with the light of the rising sun. and the reflection of an eagle circling overhead, waiting for expanding rings on the … Continue reading Take Care
Oh hi there. Things have been quiet around here because I’ve moved my focus over to my new website, ShaneKroetsch.com. It would mean a lot to me if you could check it out, and subscribe there for updates. It would also mean a lot if you would have a quick look at my new book, … Continue reading New Book Day!
My new website is now live! I’d be excited if you’d check it out. Along with it comes a new and improved blog, and links to my current and future projects. http://www.ShaneKroetsch.com I have more news coming soon. You can subscribe for updates on the new site, or follow me on Twitter or Instagram. Stay … Continue reading New Website Alert!
The aftermath of dinner service covered every available flat surface. Saute pans had been stacked up on one side of the range top. Smoke from the broiler billowed and twisted under the harsh fluorescent hood lights, the temperature maxed to burn off bits of meat and fat. Sam piled up empty containers and food stained … Continue reading Chocolate
William rocked forward in his seat as the horse’s footfalls slowed and the streetcar came to a stop. He lowered himself down to the dirt road and waited. When the streetcar pulled away, he shuffled across Yonge Street and headed east along Upper Gerrard. With the noise and confusion far behind him, William slowed his … Continue reading William
Another day and the sun rises, like it has countless times before. A spider crawls out from the crack that runs to my top. It strings a thread down to the highest line of rusty barbed wire reaching out in line with the ditch. Soon a perfect web glistens in the sun, awaiting something that … Continue reading A Very Short Story About a Fence Post